Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton made history on the eve of California primary by becoming the first woman ever to clinch the party’s presidential nomination.
Closely tracking the delegate count, the AP said late Monday that enough of the uncommitted delegates had swung behind the former Secretary of State to provide her with the nomination. However, she declined to claim the prize ahead of the Golden State’s Tuesday primary.
Addressing a crowd of supporters at Long Beach City College, Clinton said, “According to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment, but we still have work to do, don’t we? We have six elections tomorrow and we’re going to fight for every single vote, especially right here in California.”
The former diplomat and first lady stressed that her supporters are committed, and they have voted for her in great numbers across the nation.
Bernie Sanders, the only remaining contender in the democratic presidential race, also addressed a big crowd of his supporters at San Francisco’s fog-shrouded Presidio Monday night. But, he didn’t mention his delegate count in his remarks. However, Sanders campaign managers accused the media of a “rush to judgment” and argued that the nomination wouldn’t be settled until the next month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
In 2008, Clinton fiercely contested primary against then-Sen. Barack Obama, but eventually withdrew from the presidential race and endorsed Obama. Now, the Clinton camp says that President Obama could endorse Clinton as early as Wednesday this week.
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